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What are some unique wood gate design ideas?

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Some wood gate design ideas include adding a pergola, using rustic handles and hinges to replicate an old-fashioned English look, building a gate out of bamboo, or combining a wooden gate with a stone or brick fence for a more upscale look. Pergolas are free-standing structures that have a slatted roof and are held up by posts. Adding a wooden pergola to a simple wooden gate makes an entrance look more finished. Add flowers for s splash of color.

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Old-fashioned English gates are known for their arched design and iron hardware. The hinges are usually arrow-shaped and quite large. The gate handles may be bold, like large iron rings on a double-size gate, or smaller versions on a simple garden gate. Additional iron trim is sometimes added.

Large-diameter bamboo is a favorite gate material in Japanese gardens. These large hollow stalks are often just lashed together to form a simple gate, often to match the fence. More elaborate designs pair natural bamboo with lattice tops. Smaller pieces of bamboo may be woven into a diamond pattern and placed in a simple frame.

Combining a double-sided gate with a stone fence makes a home entryway look almost regal. If the fencing incorporates natural stone, then the wood looks best in its natural form. If the fencing is traditional red brick, then a white or black painted wooden gate makes a nice contrast.

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